Learn how to make an adorable Addi Bunny, a knit bunny lovely using two knitting machines and a crochet hook! Free Crochet and knit hybrid pattern.
Do you remember the Addi Bear?
Well, let me introduce the next snuggly animal lovey- The Addi Bunny.
This is a knit bunny lovey made mostly on the Addi Express Kingsize knitting machine, with a few crochet pieces thrown in. It’s very much a knit/crochet hybrid situation.
I would highly suggest watching the Youtube video that goes with this pattern. Check it out below 🙂
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If you have never used your Addi before and this is your very first time, I would suggest watching a video by my friend Taylor first. She does a really good job at explaining all the steps for using a knitting machine for the first time.
Here’s what you will need to make your own Addi Bunny.
– Faux Fur Yarn (worsted weight) I am using Hygge Fur Yarn by Red Heart
– Scrap yarn for the snout, nose and eyes of your Addi Bunny.
– Addi Express Kingsize (46 Needle) Knitting Machine
– Addi Express (22 Needle) Knitting Machine
– H Crochet Hook
– 2 Stitch Markers
– Tapestry Needle
– Logo Tag (optional)
– 22mm Noise Maker Insert (optional)
Before You Start
You can make this pattern using other faux fur yarn like Lionbrand’s Go For Faux, but it’s much harder.
When using faux fur yarn in the knitting machine, the furry side is technically the back side of your stitches.
Red Heart Hyggee Fur yarn is EXTREMELY dainty. If you pull it too hard it will snap. Be very gentle with this yarn.
When working with faux fur yarn on the knitting machine, I find it’s best to use a slightly bulkier weight yarn as your waste yarn. This helps you see your stitches more clearly. I use Brava Bulky.
Addi Bunny Pattern
We’re going to start by making the inner head portion of your Addi Bunny Lovey.
No waste yarn for this part.
Cast on your yarn, crank out 16 rows, then cast off by using a tapestry needle and picking up each stitch at a time to take it off the machine.
Gently pull your tail to close up the hole, then use your tapestry needle to completely close and secure it.
Start to gently pull your second tail, slowly closing the top hole.
Stuff with polyfill and your noisemaker and continue closing the rest of the way. Use a tapestry needle again to fully close and secure the second hole.
Tie off and hide your tails inside of your head.
Set this aside, we will use it again after making the body of the bunny.
Addi Bunny Body
Ok, now we are going to make the body of our Addi Bunny. Grab waste yarn, and pull yarn.
Your pull yarn should closely match the color of the faux fur yarn you are using and be long enough to do one full round in your Addi.
Cast on your waste yarn. Crank 4 rows on your machine.
Now switch to your fur yarn and crank 16 rows. Do not cut your yarn.
This will be the outer head portion of your Addi Bunny.
Once you get to the end of row 16 and your black Addi needle is sticking up, take your working yarn and put it into the center of your machine.
Grab your “pull yarn” and do one full row using the “pull yarn” instead of your working yarn. Kinda like making a stripe with your “pull yarn”.
Switch back to your main working yarn, leaving the tails of your “pull yarn” to dangle in the center of your work.
Crank out 43 more rows of the body of your bunny.
End by cranking a few rows of waste yarn in a contrasting color then cast off.
Seeming up the bottom of your Addi Bunny body
Place a stitch marker in the very last loop made before you switched to your waste yarn.
Go ahead and make sure your body color tail isn’t tucked into your work and is hanging on the outside. You will need this here in a bit.
Starting from your first loop before your waste yarn row, count over 22 stitches. Place another stitch marker there.
This will be the front half of our bunny body.
Insert your crochet hook into 23rd loop (next to the 22nd loop with the stitch marker), grab the loop directly next to it (24th loop), and pull through.
Insert your hook into the next stitch beside the stitch marker (this is on the front side of your bunny body now) and pull through.
Move your stitch marker over 1 loop to the left. This will be the next front loop we grab.
Continue pulling through loops, alternating between the back half and front half, until you are all the way across the bottom of your bunny.
Remember to move your stitch marker up to the next loop so you can easily find it. I show how to do this in the video (18:23) if you need a visual.
The place where you put your first stitch marker will be your very last stitch.
Secure your work by loosely pulling your tail through the last loop on your hook. It needs to be loose so you’re able to remove your waste yarn easily.
Flip your work inside out and remove your waste yarn, and hide your tail.
Now it’s time to create the neck of your Addi Bunny.
Grab your “pull yarn” tails and gently pull them tight.
Insert your “inner head” then clinch the second head hole by gently pulling the tail.
Close the hole with your tapestry needle, tie off and hide your tail inside the head.
Arms– Make 2
Using your H crochet hook and your body color yarn.
Create a magic circle and CH 1.
Round 1: SC 6 into the center of your magic circle. Pull the circle closed.
Pro Tip: Use a stitch marker here if you need to
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)
Rounds 3: SC in each stitch around (12)
Sew in your first tail, securing your magic circle.
Rounds 4-15: SC in each stitch around (12)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for attaching your arm to your Addi Bunny.
Use your tapestry needle, and pick up each stitch of the open end of your arm.
Gently pull your tail, to close the top of your arm.
Ears- Make 2
Grab your 22-needle knitting machine.
Cast on waste yarn. Crank 4 rows. Cut yarn.
Switch to fur yarn. Crank 40 rows. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
End with a couple of rows of waste yarn.
Cut yarn. Cast off.
Flip your ear right side out. (furry side out)
Place a stitch marker in the very last loop made before you switched to your waste yarn.
Using a tapestry needle, pick up each stitch around. Remember to pick up the last stitch (where your stitch marker is). You should have 22 stitches.
Remove waste yarn.
Gently pull closed. Repeat for the other end.
Whichever end has the longest tail left over, leave that to sew your ears to your Addi Bunny head.
Hide the other tail inside the ear.
Repeat for the other ear.
Still using your 22-needle knitting machine, grab the yarn you want to use for the snout/cheeks.
No waste yarn is needed for this part.
Cast on yarn, and crank 17 rows.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Cast off.
Using yarn tail and a tapestry needle to pick up the front loop of each stitch around, and cinch close each end.
Grab a white fur yarn (or color of your choice)
Size 5mm H Crochet Hook
Create Magic Circle
Round 1: Place 6 SC in the circle. Gently pull tail to close circle.
Round 2: 2SC in each st. (12 SC)
Rounds 3-4: SC in each st. (12 SC)
Round 4: SC2TG six times (6 SC)
If you want to you can add a little bit of polyfil.
Hide tail in the inside of the poof ball.
Cut a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, pull up the front loop of each stitch around.
Pull end closed.
Addi Bunny Assembly
I go over this in detail in the video that goes with this pattern.
Using sewing pins, line your snout up on your bunny face where you want it to go. Remove the pins as you go.
Using the whip stitch and your tapestry needle, tack down the sides of your snout.
Grab contrast-colored yarn (I used black) You will need about 3ft.
Using your tapestry needle and black yarn
Insert your needle in the bottom center of your snout piece.
Push your needle out where the top of your cinch will be.
Create a knot with both ends, to cinch the middle of your snout.
Do 2-3 more loops around the middle using your tapestry needle.
Try going in and out near the same spots.
Hide the two black tails inside the head of your bunny.
Thread your snout tail on a tapestry needle, and finish securing your snout to the head. This time going all the way around.
Hide your tails inside the bunny head.
Now let’s embroider the nose.
Grabbing your scrap nose color yarn and a tapestry needle.
Insert your needle in the head of your bunny and pop it out where you want the bottom tip of your nose to go.
Insert your needle into the top right corner of your Addi Bunny nose and pop out where you want the top left corner to be.
Continue going into the tip of your bunny nose and popping out where you want the next strand to lay until your entire nose is created. Again, I show this in detail in the video (36:00) that goes with this pattern.
Tie off and hide your tail inside your bunny head.
Eyes and Mouth
Embroider your eye. I like making sleepy eyes. You can see how I did this in the video that goes with this pattern. It’s kind of hard to explain in words.
Tie off and hide your tails inside your bunny head.
Using your pins again, begin placing your ears onto your bunny head where you think they need to go.
Make any necessary adjustments until you are happy with the placement of your ears, then sew them on with your tapestry needle.
Tie off and hide your tails into the head of your Addi Bunny.
Make sure the body of your bunny is laying flat.
Line your arms up on each side of your Addi Bunny (where the fold line is) and sew them on using a tapestry needle.
Turn your bunny body over so you are looking at the back.
Use a tapestry needle and thread the long tail left of your bunny tail, and find the center of the back. I did the lower center of the bunny body.
Attach tail, be sure to only go through the back panel of the body, and don’t accidentally pick up the front.
Tie off, and hide your tail inside the Addi Bunny body.
Last but not least, sew on your logo tag if you would like. Mine is 1.25″ and I get them from Angie and Britt.
Now you have an adorable, squishy Addi Bunny that is ready to be listed in your Etsy shop! Or gifted! I think these would make beautiful Spring baby shower gifts or Easter Gifts!
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